If you do a fair amount of shell scripting in Linux, chances are you have found yourself needing to perform an action a specific number of times, or just looping through all the values in a range.
Here are some examples of how to create a sequence of numbers or letters for use in Bash shell scripts.

# Create a sequence of numbers
 $ echo {0..9}
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
# Create a sequence of letters
 $ echo {a..z}
 a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
# In uppercase too!
 $ echo {A..Z}
 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
# Multiple sequences at once. Note the space between the groupings.
 $ echo {0..9} {a..z} {A..Z}
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
# Remove the space and you will create all the combinations.
 $ echo {0..9}{a..z}
 0a 0b 0c 0d 0e 0f 0g 0h 0i 0j 0k 0l 0m 0n 0o 0p 0q 0r 0s 0t 0u 0v 0w 0x 0y 0z 1a 1b 1c 1d 1e 1f 1g 1h 1i 1j 1k 1l 1m 1n 1o 1p 1q 1r 1s 1t 1u 1v 1w 1x 1y 1z 2a 2b 2c 2d 2e 2f 2g 2h 2i 2j 2k 2l 2m 2n 2o 2p 2q 2r 2s 2t 2u 2v 2w 2x 2y 2z 3a 3b 3c 3d 3e 3f 3g 3h 3i 3j 3k 3l 3m 3n 3o 3p 3q 3r 3s 3t 3u 3v 3w 3x 3y 3z 4a 4b 4c 4d 4e 4f 4g 4h 4i 4j 4k 4l 4m 4n 4o 4p 4q 4r 4s 4t 4u 4v 4w 4x 4y 4z 5a 5b 5c 5d 5e 5f 5g 5h 5i 5j 5k 5l 5m 5n 5o 5p 5q 5r 5s 5t 5u 5v 5w 5x 5y 5z 6a 6b 6c 6d 6e 6f 6g 6h 6i 6j 6k 6l 6m 6n 6o 6p 6q 6r 6s 6t 6u 6v 6w 6x 6y 6z 7a 7b 7c 7d 7e 7f 7g 7h 7i 7j 7k 7l 7m 7n 7o 7p 7q 7r 7s 7t 7u 7v 7w 7x 7y 7z 8a 8b 8c 8d 8e 8f 8g 8h 8i 8j 8k 8l 8m 8n 8o 8p 8q 8r 8s 8t 8u 8v 8w 8x 8y 8z 9a 9b 9c 9d 9e 9f 9g 9h 9i 9j 9k 9l 9m 9n 9o 9p 9q 9r 9s 9t 9u 9v 9w 9x 9y 9z
# You can generate a sequence in reverse too!
 $ echo {9..0}
 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0